Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33467] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3907 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 33468] Latest prints ("Harry French")
  3. [Baren 33469] Re: Latest prints (Sue Woollatt)
  4. [Baren 33470] Re: 19th Century Japanese prints (Victor Blank)
  5. [Baren 33471] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 07:23:35 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33467] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3907
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Mark, your design for the exchange is wonderful. I think many only keep
their designs and such secret just so they will be a surprise. I do not
know of any rule that says one can not share them. Mine is very simple
compared to yours. It is nice to share the progress as we work on our
exchange pieces. I like to tell what I learn as I go. For mine I chose to
use a watercolor I did with three colors!! I had sold this piece to an art
teacher, but still have a pic of it. I did change it drastically as I used
resize on my computer program to make it fit the elongated format. A good
design is a good design no matter how we manipulate it and I am trusting
that my buyer who has studied the arts had a good eye and that indeed it
will be a good design. This is an abstract piece and I am hoping the color
overlays work to produce a piece with more than 3 colors in it, it did this
in the watercolor. But as with all things that I carve things change as I
go. I have finished 2 of the 3 plates. Folks don't panic at me getting a
fast start, I have such a packed schedule for this summer that I must start
early or I will not get this one done. It is fun to share as we go and I
enjoyed seeing your design, Mark.
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Message 2
From: "Harry French"
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 16:36:58 +0100
Subject: [Baren 33468] Latest prints
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Greetings to all,
My print update is experimental with new materials.
A kitchen designer gave me five discontinued kitchen cupboard doors made of American Maple and Pear wood. The edges were solid wood and the insides were veneer. The wood did not offer much cutting resistance and I was able to manoeuvre my tools easily.
I have also renewed my interest in Moku Hanga by using the inexpensive Brusho (UK) powder paints as water based ink.
Anyway, for what it is worth here is my webpage hyperlink.
All the best,
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Message 3
From: Sue Woollatt
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 16:59:40 +0100
Subject: [Baren 33469] Re: Latest prints
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Hi Harry,
Most interesting experiments! Is that the very powder paints we used to
use at junior school? I love the idea of using odd bits of old wood to
carve a print. Talk about recycling...I've started eyeing up my 'second
best' breadboard! It already has some interesting cut marks to start me

Best wishes
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Message 4
From: Victor Blank
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 09:56:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33470] Re: 19th Century Japanese prints
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Thanks for the great writeup on these sites.
I do etchings and have recently begun working with block prints specifically because I made it to one of those sites while looking up a woodblock artist whose name came up in conversation. I found an auction site that had very large digital images of Hiroshi Yoshida, and I was hooked. The layers/levels of color and atmosphere in those prints made me realize just how limited my understanding of woodblock's possibilities were. Some of these auction sites are pretty chinzy with their image sizes, but others give you huge closeups and enable me to study the prints "up close" to try and learn the "how they did it". Then I realized I could own some lovely prints for good prices.

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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 18 May 2007 03:55:53 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33471] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (33 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [River in Summer - 9] - Colour block oiling ...


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Print or pocket mirror?


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Medieval Tiles - Water-based Ink


Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter
Item: Monotype/monotipo, 'Montana' (5"x7" / 13cmx18cm)....


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